Parent Involvement

Troop 2012 is a Scout-led Troop with many adults serving as mentors, trainers, and facilitators.  Adults fill the roles of Merit Badge Counselors, Committee Members, Assistant Scoutmaster (ASM), Scoutmaster and more.  We all have skills to share with the Scouts and your participation is key.  We ask that each family take up a task required to operate the troop.  By taking on a volunteer opportunity, families can reduce or even eliminate the May dues.

Annual dues are paid in two installments. Payment #1, $122 with Boys Life Magazine (or  $110 without Boys Life Magazine), is due by October 31st. Payment #2 is $150 and is due in May*. Scouts joining or bridging in the Spring are only required to pay their joining fee. Full dues are collected at the start of the scouting year in September. For the Dues Reduction Program, the fulfillment period is July to June; while the dues period covers a calendar year (January through December).

*By participating in the Dues Reduction Program, families reduce or eliminate their May Payment #2 altogether.

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CLICK HERE to contact the 2017-18 Volunteer Coordinator.

100 Points 75 Points 50 Points 25 Points 10 Points
Scoutmaster Secretary Adult Quartermaster 50-100 Assistant Attend 1 Roundtable
Committee Chair Membership Chair JTE Coordinator FOS Coordinator Attend Campout (1)
Treasurer Fundraiser #1 Recharter Coordinator Procurement BOR Participant (2)
Webmaster Fundraiser #2 Service Projects Calendar Mgr. Committee Meetings (2)
Advancement MB Coordinator SFF Coordinator COR Training Adult Training
Volunteer Coordinator ASM-Registered/Trained TM Data Mgr. COH Coordinator Service Proj. Support (1)
Activities Chair SUG Coordinator Training Coordinator Eagle MB Counselor Troop Meeting Support (2)
High Adventure Lead Attend Full Camp Attend Partial Camp Class B Coordinator Fundraiser Support
Large Event Lead Communications Officer Lead MB Class Attend ASM Meetings (2) Non-Eagle MB Counselor
Summer Camp Coordinator Charter Organization Rep Web-to-Scout Coordinator Complete ASM Training Attend Annual Planning Mtg.
Wood Badge Training Attend Univ. of Scouting YPT for All Parents
Plan & Attend an Outing

WHAT IS THE DUES REDUCTION PROGRAM? Adult(s) from every family are asked to take on operational task(s) to keep the troop running. Each family with a scout(s) in the troop provides volunteer service to the troop each year to arrive at a total of at least 100 points by choosing jobs/activities from the Sign-up Genius List.

WHAT IF THE DUES REDUCTION IS NOT FULFILLED? If the Dues Reduction is not met by May 1st (or with Summer Camp/May-June activity), payment #2 (or the unfulfilled, pro-rated portion) becomes due. The scout(s) will not be able to recharter until the balance is paid.

HOW DOES DUES REDUCTION PROGRAM WORK? Dues Reduction Program is a menu program. Adults pick any available tasks. For tasks totaling at least 100 points, May’s Payment #2 is waived for that year. For example, parents could attend 4 campouts and  be the Training Coordinator for 100 point. For tasks totaling less than 100 points, Payment #2 is pro-rated. For example, if parents provide 50 points of service, their May payment is $75.

Each family will be responsible for registering on the Sign-up and providing the VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, Debbi Vail, their completed service obligations by May 1st to have the $150 fee waived. Points allocated are subject to review by the committee.

 

Scoutmaster (100 points)
o Responsible for training and guiding youth leaders in the operation of the troop.
o Managing training and supporting his/her Assistant Scoutmasters (ASMs) in their role.
o Training New Leader Essentials and SM/ASM Leader Specific Training.
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Committee Chair (100 points)
o Organizes committee
o Maintains close relationship with the Charter Organization Rep. and Scoutmaster
o Interprets policy
o Prepares meeting agendas
o Calls/presides over and encourages committee meeting attendance
o Ensures representation at Roundtables
o Secures qualified/trained leaders
o Arranges recharter
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Treasurer (100 points)
o Handles money
o Pays authorized bills
o Maintains accounts
o Train/supervise Scribe in record keeping
o Keep records in the TroopLedger (or similar)
o Supervise money-earning project including getting authorization
o Supervise individual accounts
o Annual budget preparation
o Report at each committee meeting
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Webmaster (100 points)
o Sets up email addresses and aliases
o Maintains Troop Website
o Works with scout (boy) leaders to establish patrol webpages, etc.
o Ensures weekly updates to the website with current events and links to upcoming activities
o Posts inclement weather announcements as soon as they are made
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Advancement Chair (100 points)
o Enter all advancement data into Troop’s records (Currently Troopmaster)
o Generate report and upload advancement data quarterly to scouting’s Internet Advancement system
o Purchase awards for quarterly Court of Honor
o Work with COH MC to provide call list and awards to be presented
o Support Eagle advancement including making requests for letters of recommendation
o Encourages scouts to advance in rank and ensure recognition
o Work with Scribe to maintain advancement records
o Arrange Boards of Review and Court of Honor
o Report at each committee meeting
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Volunteer Coordinator (100 points)
o Ensure volunteer opportunity list is up to date for the current scouting year
o Work with Committee to ensure position descriptions are accurate and point values have been assigned
o Track each families completed volunteer commitments
o Report quarterly at committee meetings with parent volunteer updates
o Produce a report for the Committee/Treasurer prior to the May 1st second dues payment deadline with family fulliment totals
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Activities Chair (50 points for 2017-18**)
**PLEASE NOTE: For the 2017-2018 scouting year, 80% of the activities have already been arranged and Sign-ups have been created. As such, for this year, the point value has been reduced. 3 events remain: November & March backpacking (Coordinating Lead Rich Eitzel) and June’s White Water Rafting campout.
o Attend Annual Planning Meeting
o Secure campsite or activity reservations
o Obtain pertinent details of campsite to pass on to ASMs and SUG creators
o Compile all reservation information into e-mail or report to submit to Committee/ASMs/Calendar Coordinator/SUG Creator
o Obtain any required permits
o Attend committee meetings to report on upcoming event details
o Work with ASM Lead for each event on final preparation details
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High Adventure Lead (100 points)
High Adventure” is a yearly or sometimes every other year event requiring 12 to 18 months of planning. It includes locations like Northern Tier’s High Adventure Base, Philmont Scout Ranch, Florida’s Sea Base, and Paul R. Christen’s High Adventure base.
o Solicit scout and adult participation 12 months or more in advance
o Prepare travel arrangements (airfare, hotel, etc.)
o Communicate regularly with participants, which may include monthly meetings, regular e-mails, etc.
o Complete all required paperwork to reserve the event
o Collect all required paperwork from participants
o Ensure all adult attendees have required training
o Setup fundraising to financially support the event, as necessary
o Establish itineraries and communicate with participants
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Large Event Lead (100 points)
A “Large Event” is considered something that is planned 12 to 18 months in advance like attending the National or World Jamborees.
o Solicit scout and adult participation 12 months or more in advance
o Prepare travel arrangements (airfare, hotel, etc.)
o Communicate regularly with participants, which may include monthly meetings, regular e-mails, etc.
o Complete all required paperwork to reserve the event
o Collect all required paperwork from participants
o Ensure all adult attendees have required training
o Setup fundraising to financially support the event, as necessary
o Establish itineraries and communicate with participants
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Summer Camp Coordinator (100 points)
o In the Fall, work with ASMs/scouts to determine a summer camp location
o Make a Summer Camp reservation no later than December 1
o Attend the on-site summer camp meeting in the Spring
o Prepare travel arrangements: trailer/van rental, secure drivers, etc.
o Communicate regularly with participants, which may include meetings, regular e-mails, etc.
o Complete all required paperwork to reserve the event
o Collect scouts Merit Badge Class preferences and register them for classes
o Collect all required paperwork (physicals, medical forms, permission forms, etc.) from participants
o Ensure all adult attendees have required training
o Setup fundraising to financially support the event, as necessary
o Communicate camp itineraries and MB class schedule and communicate with participants
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Wood Badge Training (100 points)
Complete Wood Badge Training. Wood Badge is an extensive adult training program taking anywhere from 6 to 18 months to complete. Please visit the BSA website to read about the program.
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Secretary (75 points)
o Attend monthly Committee Meeting.
o Record and publish committee meeting minutes
o Work with the Scribe and other members to produce weekly meeting announcements.
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Membership Chair (75 points)
o Provide paperwork (or links for) medical forms and BSA applications to all new scout and adult members.
o Provide information on policies including dues, parent involvement, YPT access.
o Collect completed applications, medical forms for scouts, and YPT certificates for Adults.
o Add all new scout Medical Forms to the Troop Binder.
o Work with Recharter Coordinator to ensure all new applications signed and ready for submission.
o Proof and submit all mid-year applications to Council.
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Fundraising Lead (75 points)
o Lead for organizing and running 1 fundraiser during the scouting year – for example Wreath Sales, Popcorn Kernel, Mulch Sales, Camp Card Captain.
o Coordinate fundraiser including investigating options and reporting back to scouts and committee
o Complete required paperwork to execute the event including applications to Council or permit applications
o Make all required reservations
o Provide regular progress updates to Committee
o Communicate regularly with participants, which may include monthly meetings, regular e-mails, etc.
o Solicit scout and parent involvement
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Merit Badge Coordinator (75 points)
o Purchase blank Blue Cards (submit reimbursement request to Treasurer)
o Accept scout blue card requests.
o Print or write-up Blue Cards and deliver to scouts.
o Locate Merit Badge counselors or classes for scouts.
o Enter open Blue Cards in data management system (Troopmaster or Scoutbook).
o Give periodic presentations to the troop about the Merit Badge process.
o Update Merit Badge Counselors in TM Database.
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Registered/Trained ASM (75 points)
o Complete, in it’s entirety (including references), an Adult Application.
o Submit Adult Application and YPT certificate to Membership Chair.
o Registered/Trained ASMs are expected to regularly attend ASM and Troop Meetings and lead a minimum of 1 campout per scouting year.
o Notify Training Coordinator of date of completion or forward completion certificate to Training Coordinator.
o Complete the following 3 training courses:
1)  Youth Protection Training (Y01): Online at my.scouting.org
2)  Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills [IOLS] (S11): Overnight campout. Usually offered quarterly by local Districts.
3)  Scoutmaster Fundamentals (S24): Classroom option available through Districts/Council. Online option now available through my.scouting.org.

**See Council Calendar for current class availability.  There is no charge for online classes. Cost for IOLS is ~$35  The Troop will reimburse up to $50 annually for training expenses.  Submit reimbursement request to Treasurer.

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SUG Coordinator (25 points for 2017-18**; 75 points in subsequent years)
o Work with ASM Leads and Committee to create campout Sign-up Geniuses (SUG)
o Provide SUG links to Web Admin for posting on the website.
o Lock SUGs as necessary when close date is reached.
o Create additional SUGs as needed for COH, Service projects, scout requests, etc.
**Almost all campout SUGs have been created for the 2017-18 scouting year. Open SUGs are the Backpacking trips and the June Whitewater Rafting trip.

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Attend Full Summer Camp (75 points)
o Have current YPT certification.
o Camp 5 or 6 nights of Summer Camp as an adult chaperone or ASM.

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Communications Officer (75 points)
o Review troop calendar. And, communicate with Committee Chair and ASMs to produce a weekly update.
o Forward weekly update information to Web Admin for posting on the website.
o Forward a weekly announcement to Troop parents and scouts.
o Create announcements for the SPL to read at weekly Troop Meeting.
o Communicate with parents as necessary about changes to campout return times or other singular updates.

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Chartered Organization Representative (75 points)
o Help select the right leadership for the unit.
o Promote well-planned, quality unit programs, including outdoor programs, advancement, and recognition.
o Serve as a liaison between the units and the charter organization.
o Promote the recruiting of new members and units.
o See that boys transition from unit to unit.
o Help with the charter renewal.
o Suggest “Good Turns” to benefit the organization.
o Encourage the unit committee to hold meetings.
o Cultivate organization leaders, and encourage necessary training of existing and new leaders.
o Utilize district help and promote the use of district personnel and materials.
o Use approved unit finance policies.
o Cultivate resources to support the organization.
o Represent the organization at the council level.

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Adult Quartermaster (50 points)
o Quartermasters are responsible for any and all troop gear & equipment including flags, patrol boxes, trailer, and other tangible property owned by the troop.
o Meet with Scout Quartermaster at the start of his term to inventory troop supplies and make sure they are clean and ready for check-out.
o E.D.G.E the Scout Quartermaster in establishing a check-in/check-out procedure for troop gear.
o Work with Scout Quartermaster to determine if new supplies are needed and guide him in communicating that information to the Troop Committee.

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Journey to Excellence Coordinator (50 points)
o Become familiar with the Journey to Excellence (JTE) Scorecard for the current and follow year. Note, JTE is a calendar year, so events after December 31st count towards the next year’s JTE.
o Attend Annual Planning Meeting to ensure troop calendar will meet JTE goal.
o Make suggestions as necessary to the PLC, ASMs, or Committee to ensure the goal remains on target.
o Work with the Activity Coordinator and Data Manager to log all JTE hours for scouts, adult leaders, and friends/family.
o Log the Troop’s service hours on the JTE website.
o Turn in JTE paperwork to Recharter Coordinator or Committee Chair to be submitted with

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Recharter Coordinator (50 points)
o Work with Training Coordinator to ensure all adult leaders have current YPT and other required training.
o Ensure any Adult Applications are completed in their entirety, including appropriate signatures, and have a corresponding YPT certificate.
o Ensure any Youth Applications are properly completed and signed.
o Dues collection begins in late September / early October. Work with Treasurer to determine which scouts have paid dues and are rechartering.
o Give the list of scouts who are not rechartering to the Data Manager so those scouts can be archived from the Troop Database.
o Using Troopmaster or current troop database, complete the online recharter submission.
o If there are any data errors, make appropriate corrections prior to submission.
o Attend the October or November committee meeting to update the committee on recharter status and receive a check for recharter payment from the Treasurer.
o Arrange to meet with the Unit Commissioner prior to the year end deadline (usually November 30th) to submit any hard copy information and payment.
o Email or attend a subsequent committee meeting to report final submission of recharter.

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Service Project Coordinator (50 points)
o Submit Service Project suggestions to the PLC and Committee.
o Once approved, coordinate the event with the beneficiary.
o Provide details to the Web Admin, SUG Coordinator, JTE Coordinator, and Communications Officer as necessary so the information can be posted, emailed, and a tracked.
o Attend the event as the POC.
o Verify and sign scout Service Project Logs and handbooks.

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Scouting for Food Coordinator (50 points)
o Become the POC with Brad Scales, District SFF Coordinator
o Work with Scouts/Adult Leadership to determine our role in this year’s SFF i.e. bag distribution only, collection site support, or both.
o Attend one of the local SFF meetings (usually held at a local Library)
o Solicit participants and track both adult and scout participation
o Report hours for all participants, by category to Committee (BSA youth, other youth, registered adults, other adults).
o Print create & print distribution/collection maps as necessary.
o Coordinate and attend event.
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TM Data Manager (50 points)
o Troop database entry to include:
– New Youth and Adult applications
– Activity data including scout/adult participants, number of nights/hours per event.
– Record JTE activity.
– Updating leadership positions for scouts after troop elections.
– Updating patrol assignments after troop elections
– Archive scouts/adults who are not rechartering.
– Updating leadership positions for adults within the troop.

o Keep a current contact list for Troop members.
o This position can expand as necessary to encompass data entry for scout and adult training, fundraising data, TM activity calendar, etc.
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Attend Partial Summer Camp (50 points)
o Have current YPT certification.
o Camp 2 or more nights of Summer Camp as an adult chaperone or ASM.

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Lead Merit Badge Class (50 points)
o Be a Merit Badge Counselor for the class you would like to offer.
o Coordinate offering class(es) with the ASMs and PLC.
o Once the date is established, coordinate with Web Admin, Calendar Coordinator, Merit Badge Coordinator, and Communications officer to announce the class to the Troop.
o If a Sign-up is required, create it or coordinate with the Troop’s SUG Coordinator.
o Lead the class and sign Blue Cards as necessary.

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Webelos-to-Scout Coordinator (50 points)
o Coordinate with ASM’s and PLC to determine nights for Webelos to visit a troop meeting (or convey the request of Packs if they reach out to you first).
o Invite Webelos II from local Packs to visit a meeting.
o Answer scout/parent questions about the troop and how to join.
o Provide your contact information to Den Leader or parents who would like more information or are interested in crossing over.
o For scouts that are crossing over to T2012, coordinate with their Den or Pack leader to determine the night, time, and script for receiving scouts at their ceremony.
o Coordinate with ASM’s and PLC to arrange for scouts to attend the ceremony and receive new scouts. Further coordination with the Communications Officer, SUG Coordinator, Membership Manager, and Web Admin will be necessary to make the Troop aware and recruit scouts to attend the crossover ceremony.
o Work with the Procurement Manager to ensure we have enough green neckerchiefs for scouts we are receiving at the ceremony.
o Provide the contact information of new Webelos crossovers to the Membership Coordinator so s/he can reach out to new members to collect paperwork and dues.
o Follow-up after the crossover to ensure new scouts receive their gear (T2012 neckerchief, handbook, epaulets, and 2012 patch) at the next available opportunity (usually presented at the next COH).

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50-100 Assistant (25 points)
Provide approved assistance to a lead coordinator in one of the 50 point, 75 point, or 100 point categories. For example, assist the Summer Camp Coordinator in registering for Merit Badge Classes. Or, provide travel planning for the Seabase High Adventure trip. The lead coordinator may solicit assistance or you may inquire with a lead coordinator to determine if there is an assistant job available.

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Friends of Scouting Coordinator (25 points)
Friends of Scouting (FOS) is the National Capital Area Council’s annual donation campaign. The program helps ensure high quality Scouting programs for every youth. Accounting for 15% of NCAC’s funding each year, the campaign is vital to our Council’s success.

The campaign takes place every Spring. The FOS Coordinator will work with Council to determine a date for either a) a Council representative to come out and make a short presentation to parents and solicit donations, or b) give the presentation to parents directly (Council provides a script). If the FOS Coordinator gives the presentation directly, coordinate with the Unit Commissioner after the presentation to turn over any donations collected.

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Procurement Manager (25 points)
The Procurement Manager purchases troop supplies. Duties may include going the Scout Shop to pick up handbooks, troop number patches, and epaulets for new crossover scouts. Placing the Spring Class B T-shirt order. Ordering custom Troop 2012 neckerchiefs. And purchasing other miscellaneous items as necessary. Note, the Advancement Chair is responsible for purchasing awards. The Procurement Manager will coordinate purchases with the Committee and Treasurer.

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Calendar Manager (25 points)
o Prior to the summer Annual Planning Meeting, go through the LCPS calendar and add any closings to the Troop calendar. Also review the NCAC calendar and add any Goose Creek District events to the Troop calendar.
o Attend the Annual Planning Meeting and add tentative dates to the Troop calendar.
o During the scouting year, follow up with Committee and ASMs after each of their monthly meetings to see if either group has additions to the Troop Calendar.
o Add information to the Troop Calendar as requested by Adult and Scout Leadership.

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Charter Organization Representative Training (25 points)
Attend the COR training class offered periodically by local Districts. Check the NCAC calendar for the next available class.

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COH Coordinator (25 points)
BEFORE THE CEREMONY…
1) Arrive at 6:30pm at the Church.
2) Make note of the layout of the lobby and the room.  Both areas must be returned to their original set-up at the end of the evening.
3) Assist in setting up a tables or stage arrangements with the scouts.
4) Arrange snack table.

AFTER THE CEREMONY…
1) Clean-up including sweeping and/or vacuuming the food area.
2) Return rooms to their original set-up (tables, chairs, etc.)
3) ALL TRASH CONTAINERS MUST BE EMPTIED and replaced with new bags (including trashcans in the lobby and kitchen).
4) Deposit all trash in the dumpster located on the right side of the building.
5) Check the bathrooms to make sure they are free of trash and there is no running water.
6) Turn off all lights (except emergency lighting).
7) Once everyone has left, lock the main doors on your way out (someone will show you how) and check all doors to make sure they closed/locked completely once you are out of the building.
8) Be prepared to guide next quarter’s COH Host.
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Eagle Merit Badge Counselor (25 points)
o Contact the Troop Merit Badge Coordinator and sign-up to be a Merit Badge Counselor for one of the following Eagle-required Merit Badges:
– First Aid
– Citizenship in the Community
– Citizenship in the Nation
– Citizenship in the World
– Communication
– Cooking
– Personal Fitness
– Emergency Preparedness
– Lifesaving
– Environmental Science
– Sustainability
– Personal Management
– Swimming
– Hiking
– Cycling
– Camping
– Family Life
o Be an active Eagle-Required Merit Badge Counselor for the Troop.
o Merit Badge Counselors: Adults over 18 with valid Youth Protection Training. Find out more about How to Become a Merit Badge Counselor. It’s easier than you think!

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Class B Coordinator (25 points)
o Place at least one order for Class B T-shirts each scouting year. Orders are typically placed in the Spring after new Crossovers have joined the Troop.
o Coordinate with Web Admin, Communications Officer, and SUG Coordinator (as necessary) to publicize the Spring order.
o Collect shirt sizes and quantity from scouts, adult leaders, and any family members.
o Collect payment prior to placing the order and turn payment over to the Troop Treasurer.
o Work with Procurement Manager to place order.
o Distribute T-shirts upon receipt.
o Store any additional shirts in Troop closet.

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Attend two (2) ASM Meetings (25 points)
ASM meetings are held at the beginning of each and are usually posted on the Troop Calendar. Reach out to the Scoutmaster to be included on e-mails about upcoming meetings. Attend 2 ASM meetings in a scouting year to earn 25 points.

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Complete ASM Training (25 points)
Complete the following 3 Training Classes. Notify the Training Coordinator upon completion:
1)  Youth Protection Training (Y01): Online at my.scouting.org
2)  Introduction to Outdoor Leadership Skills [IOLS] (S11): Overnight campout. Usually offered quarterly by local Districts.
3)  Scoutmaster Fundamentals (S24): Classroom option available through Districts/Council. Online option now available through my.scouting.org.

**See Council Calendar for current class availability.  There is no charge for online classes. Cost for IOLS is ~$35  The Troop will reimburse up to $50 annually for training expenses.  Submit reimbursement request to Treasurer.

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Attend University of Scouting (25 points)
University of Scouting is usually held in February with registration opening in early January. Visit the NCAC website for the latest course registration. The Troop will reimburse up to $50 annually for training expenses.  Submit reimbursement request to Treasurer.

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Plan & Attend an Outing (25 points)
Organize a day trip. It could be a hike, a clean-up, a trip to GoApe. Coordinate with ASMs and Committee to determine a date and payment collection (if necessary). Work with the Web Admin, Calendar Coordinator, Communications Officer, and SUG Coordinator (as necessary) to publicize and get sign-ups for the event. Coordinate transportation. Attend the event.

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Attend Roundtable (10 points)
Goose Creek District Roundtable is held the second Tuesday of every month during the scouting year. Meetings are at Leesburg United Methodist Church (107 W. Market St. / Leesburg), from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Visit the Volunteer Sign-up to attend as others may have signed up already for a particular month.
After the meeting, attend a Committee Meeting to provide an update or e-mail and update to the Committee.

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Attend 1 Campout (10 points)
Valid YPT required to participate. Attend one overnight campout and actively participate as an adult chaperone or leader.

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Participate in 2 Boards of Review (10 points)
Valid Youth Protection Training is required to participate in a Board of Review. During BOR’s, a minimum of 2 Committee Members and 1 YPT Adult conduct a final interview before a scout achieves rank. Suggested BOR questions are provided to the BOR members. They ’round robin’ through the list of questions, send the scout out for a few moments to discuss any information they would like to convey about the scout’s progress or scouting experience, then invite him back in for a final discussion. BOR’s take 30 minutes or less and are usually held during a Troop Meeting. To request BOR participation, contact the Advancement Chair.

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Attend 2 Committee Meetings (10 points)
Committee Meetings are typically held the 3rd Wednesday of every month during the Scouting Year. Meetings take place in Room 112 of the Church.  See the Troop Calendar to confirm and check the website and weekly announcements for reminders. Attend any two (2) Committee Meetings for 10 points.

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Take Adult Training Course (10 points)
Take any training course (online or in classroom) and forward completion certificate to the Training Coordinator. Visit the NCAC website for additional training opportunities.  Ten (10) points can be received for each training class successfully completed.  YPT is the only course that does not qualify for this category.

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Service Project Support (10 points)
Participate in a Troop Service Project. Adult hours on service projects support our Troop’s Journey to Excellence goal for the year. Please be sure to register your participation by using the Sign-up or letting the Service Project Coordinator know how much time you contributed.

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Support 2 Troop Meetings (10 points)
Valid YPT required. Often the Troop needs 2-deep leadership during meetings as scouts split into groups. Actively engage in 2 full Troop meetings. For example, encouraging scouts to remain quiet during announcements or scan the room for a scout that may need assistance. The Troop is boy-led so scouts should have every opportunity to do so without too much adult involvement but an engaged presence to help keep things on task is sometimes helpful.

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Fundraiser Support (10 points)
Participate in a Troop fundraiser. Fundraisers often require adult support to drive, set-up, or chaperone an event. Actively participate in a Troop Fundraiser and receive 10 points towards Dues Reduction.

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Non-Eagle Merit Badge Counselor (10 points)
o Contact the Troop Merit Badge Coordinator and sign-up to be a Merit Badge Counselor for Non-Eagle required merit badge.
o Be an active Merit Badge Counselor for the Troop.
o Merit Badge Counselors must be an adult over 18 with valid Youth Protection Training. Find out more about How to Become a Merit Badge Counselor. It’s easier than you think!

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Attend Annual Planning Meeting (10 points)
The Annual Planning Meeting occurs over the Summer. The calendar for the upcoming scouting year is tentatively set at this meeting.
Check the Troop Calendar and see Troop announcements for the exact meeting date as the end of the current scouting year approaches.

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Family Youth Protection Training (10 points)
The Troop requires at least one parent in each household to be have a valid Youth Protection Training certificate. If there is only one adult in the scout’s household and they are YPT certified, or if both parents in the household are YPT certified, you can receive 10 points towards Dues Reduction. Be sure to forward your most recent YPT certificate to the Training Coordinator. YPT must be renewed every 2 years.

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